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Skyforger - Streaming New Song Online

Latvian metal masters Skyforger are back with a new single, ''Lec, Eglīte''(Jump, Fir Tree in English), featuring guest performance of one of the oldest Latvian folklore collectives 'Skandinieki'.

The meaning of the song: "Lec, Eglīte" is an ancient Latvian song addressed to the fir tree to jump, leap and dance. It has been sung in many forms and versions for several centuries as a part of the traditional Latvian wedding, at the moment of bringing the bride to the groom. Also, “Eglīte” is a basic percussion instrument. In Latvian mythology, the evergreen fir tree represents eternal life, and is revered as a boundary marker between this world and the one beyond. Traditionally, wedding itself was seen as an act of dying as a young girl and boy and being reborn as a married woman and man. Fir twigs and branches were used to adorn the bride’s homestead, as well as her seat at the end of the table during the wedding feast, with the mythological purpose of keeping ill-wishers and evil people away, who would just prick their fingers and leave the bride unharmed.

Band profile: Skyforger
Posted: 31.07.2022 by Bad English


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01.08.2022 - 01:03
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Interesting song, maybe not 100% my Playlist, but still amazing.
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
01.08.2022 - 07:57

Awesome daina renderation, as always by Skyforger.

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